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Q: How does the settlement from a Catholic Diocese paid to the Sexual Abuse Survivors? Is each claim looked at and amount

determined by the Sexual Abuse Survivors Committee? How long does it take?

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: You would need to look at the Order establishing the plan. It will set out the procedure for claims, review and payment. Time can vary from case to case and state to state

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: In cases involving settlements from entities like a Catholic Diocese to sexual abuse survivors, each claim is typically reviewed individually. A committee, often including a Survivors Committee, may participate in the determination of the amount of each settlement based on the specific circumstances of the claim. The process can vary in length, sometimes taking months or even years, depending on the complexity of the cases, the number of claimants, and the legal processes involved. It’s important for survivors to have legal representation to navigate this process and to advocate for their interests throughout the settlement discussions.

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